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Thursday, 5 December, 2019

This Water Safety Week, Strathbogie Shire Council reminds waterways users to play it safe on the water, especially during the summer period.

Locals and visitors to the Strathbogie Shire are fortunate to have beautiful waterways to enjoy during the summer period, especially the Lake Nagambie and Goulburn River waterways frequented by an influx of vessels in the warmer weather.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River provides a wonderful opportunity for boating, fishing and recreational enjoyment.

“We are so lucky to be able to enjoy the beautiful waterways in Nagambie, and we remind our users to remain vigilant with water safety and show consideration for other waterways users, especially during the busy period,” Cr McClaren said.

Strathbogie Shire Council, in conjunction with Goulburn Murray Water and Maritime Safety Victoria, is currently in the initial phase of a speed limit and zoning review of the Nagambie Lakes and Goulburn River waterways and will be out and about this summer to chat with users about current rules and ways to improve safety and recreational use of the waterways.

There will also be formal opportunities for the community to provide input into the waterways review and Council will provide updates as these opportunities become available.

Maritime rules apply to all forms of recreational use on the water including boating, jetskis, swimming, canoeing and fishing.

Council will work closely with Transport Safety Victoria (MSV) and Water Police to patrol the waterways and address any anti-social behaviour, with fines issued to users who fail to comply with regulations.

Council urges anyone with urgent concerns about antisocial behaviour on or off the water to contact the Police on 000.

For more information about waterways safety, visit transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety, or call Transport Safety Victoria on 1800 223 022 and follow the prompts for maritime safety.

 

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council urges our community to call out gender-based violence, sexism, harassment and disrespect towards women.

The 16 Days of Activism is a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women and the impact of gender-based violence.

The campaign starts on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.

Strathbogie Shire Council has partnered with Respect Victoria and the Municipal Association of Victoria to advocate for gender equity and respect in its workplace and in the local community, promoting the theme Respect Women: Call It Out. This campaign encourages people to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women when it is safe to do so.

Council acknowledges disrespect towards women can be a difficult topic to bring up in conversation, especially in relationships, communities and in settings where attitudes and beliefs about traditional gender roles may be strongly held. 

There are many ways you can respond to sexism, harassment and disrespect towards women, depending on the context and your level of confidence. These can be grouped into four key categories:

> Diffuse: Make light-hearted comments or give disapproving looks

> Check in: See if the target is okay

> Call it out: Declare the statement or behaviour offensive and explain why it is harmful

> Report: Access incident reporting systems or report to management where applicable

If you or someone you know needs help or support please contact 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732. It is a 24/7 service for national sexual assault, domestic and family violence.

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Monday, 2 December, 2019

Those looking for things to do over summer can look forward to free movies and pool parties in the Strathbogie Shire.

Celebrate the arrival of summer in style at our pool parties, with live music courtesy of local youth artists, Splinter Kiss and DJ Le Grande Fromage, free barbecue, games and giveaways.

The fun will kick off at the Avenel Pool on Thursday 12th December, followed by Friday 13th December at the Nagambie Pool, Thursday 19th December at Violet Town Pool and Friday 20th December at the Euroa Pool.

All pool parties will run from 4- 7pm and will be fully-supervised drug, alcohol and smoke free events. For more information, please contact Council Offices on 1800 065 993 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Strathbogie Shire Council is also running free movies at the Euroa Community Cinema every Tuesday in January.

There will be free matinees every Tuesday at 2pm, including Dora and the Lost City of Gold [PG], The Addams Family [PG], The Queen’s Corgi [PG] and Playmobil: The Movie [PG].

Our mature-aged free screenings will be at 8pm every Tuesday and include Joker [MA15+], Zombieland Double Tap [MA15+], Charlie’s Angels [M], and Terminator: Dark Fate [MA15+].

Tickets, more information and full terms and conditions are available at www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/tourism/euroa-community-cinema.

Strathbogie Shire Council Youth Officer, Andy Bell said these holiday programs have been organised in response to feedback from Council’s recent youth survey where local young people highlighted a need for more events, activities and things to do in the area.

“We really encourage our local young people to grab their family, or get a group of friends together to enjoy free fun at our pool parties and cinema this summer,” Mr Bell said.

“These free events are available for our whole community to enjoy; the more the merrier!”

The pool parties and movies have been made possible through the Victorian Government’s FReeZA Program.

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Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Strathbogie Shire Council has recently endorsed a new Councillor Support, Resources, Reimbursement and Reporting of Expenses Policy and published a breakdown of Councillor expenses for 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The new policy and breakdown of councillor expenses can be viewed on Council’s website by clicking the VAGO Action Plan button on the homepage www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au.

This page also provides background information, Frequently Asked Questions and Council’s Action Plan and progress.

This work is in response to the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office report into fraud and corruption control in local government released in June 2019, in which Strathbogie was one of four council’s selected to participate.

Whilst the report concluded there was no fraud or corruption detected at Strathbogie, it did identify expenditure where it was unclear how residents and ratepayers benefited, practices that may not meet public expectations and non‐compliance with legislative requirements around annual reporting of councillor expenses.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr Amanda McClaren said councillors will now be equipped with more clear and stringent guidelines and process.

“We now have a very robust and clear policy and best practice guidelines which will ensure community confidence in councillor expenses when undertaking their civic duties,” Mayor McClaren said.

“We are pleased to have completed nearly 70 percent of our Action Plan in response to the VAGO Audit and aim to have all actions completed by early 2020.”

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Click here to view the new policy and reported expenses

 


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